Guide to the Wreck site of the ‘Amsterdam’ 1749 at Hastings

Published by the Shipwreck & Coastal Heritage Centre (now the Shipwreck Museum) in 2007.

A booklet illustrated by my photographs for visitors to the wreck site at low tide at Hastings, East Sussex. It describes the unique geology of Cretaceous rocks of c. 135 million years ago with dinosaur footprints, and the silt-filled ancient river bed into which the Amsterdam sank in 1749 when she was run ashore. Around the ship are the remains of a prehistoric forest from about 2000BC. The guide then leads visitors around the ancient Cinque Port of Hastings listing traces of buildings that existed in 1749, and outlines the story of the wreck as a tourist attraction since the 1820s.